John Donne

(24 January 1572 - 31 March 1631 / London, England)

John Donne Poems

161. Break Of Day 1/3/2003
162. The Broken Heart 1/3/2003
163. Elegy Xix: To His Mistress Going To Bed 1/3/2003
164. Holy Sonnet Xiv: Batter My Heart 1/3/2003
165. At The Round Earth's Imagin'D Corners 1/20/2003
166. The Paradox 1/3/2003
167. Holy Sonnet I: Thou Hast Made Me 1/3/2003
168. A Nocturnal Upon St. Lucy's Day, Being The Shortest Day 5/14/2001
169. Woman's Constancy 1/3/2003
170. Daybreak 1/4/2003
171. Witchcraft By A Picture 1/13/2003
172. Sweetest Love, I Do Not Go 12/31/2002
173. A Hymn To Christ At The Author's Last Going Into Germany 1/13/2003
174. A Valediction Of Weeping 5/14/2001
175. The Flea 1/3/2003
176. Holy Sonnet X: Death Be Not Proud 1/3/2003
177. A Lecture Upon The Shadow 5/14/2001
178. A Burnt Ship 1/1/2004
179. A Fever 1/3/2003
180. Go And Catch A Falling Star 12/31/2002
181. Confined Love 1/13/2003
182. Good Morrow 1/3/2003
183. A Lame Beggar 1/3/2003
184. Air And Angels 1/3/2003
185. A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning 5/14/2001
186. The Sun Rising 5/14/2001
187. A Hymn To God The Father 5/14/2001
188. For Whom The Bell Tolls 12/31/2002
189. Death Be Not Proud 5/14/2001
190. No Man Is An Island 1/3/2003

Comments about John Donne

  • Harvey Rabbit (8/30/2014 10:02:00 AM)

    The quote beginning Actually, if my business was legitimate, is not from John Donne, who was not a prostitute, did not have to deal with a corporate income tax, and would not likely have begun a sentence with actually. The real author appears to be Xaviera Hollander.

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  • Punky Daly John (1/10/2013 4:45:00 PM)

    i read this John Donne Poems in Chapters only once with inner peace music

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  • Grace Bunton (10/22/2012 9:54:00 PM)

    You forgot to mention that the first 2 stanzas of Go: and Catch a Falling Star were used in Diana Wynne Jones' book Howl's Moving Castle

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  • Shahzeb Azhar Shahzeb Azhar (5/16/2012 6:14:00 AM)

    Hi i don't like poems or story acording to love

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Best Poem of John Donne

Death Be Not Proud

Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not soe,
For, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill mee.
From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee,
Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee doe goe,
Rest of their bones, and soules deliverie.
Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poyson, warre, and sicknesse dwell,
And poppie, or charmes can make us sleepe as well,
And better then thy ...

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Elegy Iv: The Perfume

Once, and but once found in thy company,
All thy supposed escapes are laid on me;
And as a thief at bar is questioned there
By all the men that have been robed that year,
So am I (by this traiterous means surprized)
By thy hydroptic father catechized.
Though he had wont to search with glazed eyes,
As though he came to kill a cockatrice,
Though he hath oft sworn that he would remove

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